Authorities are investigating how a commuter plane carrying about 160 passengers veered off a taxiway in Grand Island and became stuck.
The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/NAaXRF) the Allegiant Airlines plane was nearly full when it went off the Central Nebraska Regional Airport taxiway Sunday afternoon. No one was injured in the mishap.
Airport Executive Director Mike Olson says the plane, traveling from Phoenix, had landed safely before turning onto the taxiway. As the plane turned again to access a taxiway that leads to the passenger terminal, the pilot turned too sharply, went into a grassy area and sunk in dirt.
Passengers were quickly led off the plane and bussed to the airport terminal. But Olson says it took four hours to dislodge the plane, which was not damaged.